2 Corinthians 4:5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
This past Wednesday we learned that revival begins with the Word of God. We will learn this Sunday Jesus is in the home preaching the Word of God. Is Christ in your Home? Bigger question is He in your personal life? Is He the center of your life?
Judges 2:10 ESV
And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that he had done for Israel.
Look how quickly they neglected the Word of God and impacts the next generation. Joshua told them "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night" in (Joshua 1:8) as they were entering the promise land. Sometime after Joshua's death the the fathers neglected their responsibilities and the next generation fell away from the the Lord. When Christ is no longer a priority it's just a matter of time before you fall away. Yet when we look a little further in Book of Jeremiah the fathers are scared of the judgement of God, they are so fearful they leave their children behind.
Jeremiah 47:3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his stallions, at the rushing of his chariots, at the rumbling of their wheels, the fathers look not back to their children, so feeble are their hands.
By the time we get to Nehemiah we see the Word of God being read in Chapter Eight by Ezra. Ezra read the Word of God to all who could understand both Men and Women they put God back at the center of their lives and we a see revival breakout as they repent.
Nehemiah 9:2 And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.
"Christ is and should always be at the center of your life, center of your marriage and home. The human heart was designed for worship, and if it does not worship God, it will worship something else. If we are not Christ-centered, we will be centered on something else."(Got Questions.com)
We have seen many from pulpit become the center of attention, meaning the pastor brings attention to himself and some that have neglected the word of God. We see full music concerts, lights, and people their to see the celebrity worship leader and to worship them, not God. Lately we also have seen the so-called tolerate "Progressive Christians" changing scripture on gender, marriage, abortion say the bible has errors and redefining morality to gather people to their churches. We have American Churches in need of a of a great revival. Christ has to be the center of the church and our lives. We need to ask the hard question "Is Christ at the center of our church leadership, ministries, worship and the pulpit?" Stop trying to bring attention to yourself.
"God doesn't want to share his glory." Pastor Chuck Smith CC Distinctives
Isaiah 43:6-7 ESV
I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth,  everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
What is at the center of your life? Jesus? Or the World? Hopefully you place a priority on the word of God. It impacts every area of our life. Remember revival begin with us the church not the world. Jesus should be at the center of it all and begins with His word being a priority in our lives and drawing us to Him.
Simple Man that Loves the Lord and Loves teaching the Bible simply.